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Sremska Mitrovica (Sirmium)

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One of the four Roman Empire capitals in the 4th century BC, place of birth and residential premises of ten Roman emperors.

It is founded on the crossroads that fused the Orient with Dalmatia, Italy and Galijom.  It was one of the few cities in which were recruited members of the elite praetorian soldiers.

At the center of town there are the remains of the ancient city of Sirmium, the remains of the palace of Marcus Aurelius. Below the town is the only unrevealed Roman hippodrome in the world that was built in the early fourth century, and which is considered the greatest building of the ancient Roman architecture outside Italy.

There is also the Museum of Srem in which the Roman collection stands out, where are also found four coins minted during the reign of Constantius II and is considered the most representative examples of late Roman period and is of priceless value. Here is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Europe. The bridge is located exactly at the site of the former Artemis Bridge.

 

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